DETROIT (CBS Detroit) - Detroit Tigers pitcher and Southern California native Doug Fister gets the start in the World Series Thursday night — and he has a confession.
“I’ve grown up … don’t tell anybody, I was a Giants fan,” Fister told reporters Wednesday. “Being able to come to a couple of games when I was little; it’s always been a dream and a goal for me and now it’s happening, so it’s definitely special.”
Fister reportedly grew up about 130 miles from San Francisco’s AT&T Park.
He’s excited about the start, but little anxious about getting up to bat, since the game is in a National League stadium.
“That’s a part of the game that, you know (we pitchers) in the American League really don’t get a chance to do very often — only during inner-league and now during the World Series,” said Fister. “It’s as necessity that everybody, you know, kinda has fun with. But, at the same time, it’s a part of the game that you really have to focus.”
The Tigers hoping to get even in Game 2 of the World Series Thursday night in San Francisco after Wednesday night’s 8-3 loss in the opening game of the best-of-seven series.
The first pitch is just after 8 p.m. You can hear all the World Series games on 97.1 The Ticket.